Fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence claims
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Seeks views on proposal for a mandatory system of fixed recoverable costs for lower value clinical negligence claims in England and Wales.
Updated 25 July 2017
Following the formation of a new government on 9 June 2017, decisions on the development of this policy have not yet been finalised. We will publish the results in due course.
The proposed fixed recoverable costs scheme aims to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of clinical negligence claims by supporting:
- quicker and more cost effective resolution for all parties
- greater opportunities for early learning of lessons from harmful incidents to inform safer clinical practice
- access to justice for those claimants bringing clinical negligence claims of a low monetary value, but complex nature
- patients’ access to justice by streamlining the system and incentivising earlier resolution of such claims
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Published: 30 January 2017
From: Department of Health